Hostels in Louisiana Hostels in Louisiana

You are looking for hostels in Louisiana? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. helps you to find your Louisiana hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Louisiana.

All Cities in Louisiana

We list every single hostel in Louisiana and the world. In total, we have 2 cities in Louisiana for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All Louisiana hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Louisiana. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Louisiana

Located in the south region of the country, Louisiana, USA is the twenty-fifth-most populated state in the USA. Its capital is Baton Rouge and it is also home to New Orleans, which is its largest city. Louisiana is the only state where political subdivisions called parishes are the local government equivalent to counties. Many feel that New Orleans is the only primary tourist attraction in Louisiana. Well, book your hostels in Louisiana, USA, now, because there is much more to see and enjoy in this region.

If you happen to visit the state of Louisiana during the famous Mardi Gras or at any other time of the year there are many other activities that you can enjoy. Among them are boating, fishing, canoeing, or kayaking among the many waterways -- or better yet, along the Gulf of Mexico. The world-famous Mardi Gras is a colorful event with parades, balls, and street celebrations that are truly unique. While the traditional celebration usually happens on the Tuesday before the Ash Wednesday, the actual celebrations begin on the previous weekend leading up to Tuesday. If you are someone who enjoys nature, there are activities such as bird watching, camping, biking, hiking, or even golf. Be sure to also take a water tour to enjoy watching crocodiles and other wildlife in their natural habitat.

For a taste of traditional Cajun meals and history, head over to New Orleans. After enjoying a scrumptious meal, make a trip to the New Orleans French Quarter. Dating back some three hundred years, it has wrought-iron balconies, which extend over the sidewalks and below. This area of the city also has a strong association with jazz music and you can find many restaurants, cafes, stores, hostels, and many other entertainment venues in the French Quarter.

The Melrose Plantation is a great place to visit if you love historical sights, as these structures have been in existence for decades. The RW Norton Art Gallery features collections from American and European art from the seventeenth century onward. If you visit this place in the spring, there will be a colorful show of azaleas on the ground as they come into bloom at this time of the year. This place also as a great collection of books, paintings, sculptures, and art.

Among the other attractions are the Old State Capitol, the Laura Plantation, the Vermilionville, the Sci-Port Discovery Center, the USS Kidd and Veterans Memorial, the Rosedown Plantation and Gardens, the St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church, and the DeQuincy Railroad Museum.

The hostels in Louisiana, USA, are mainly concentrated in New Orleans, since the city is the largest in the state and has many tourist attractions. There are many Louisiana, USA hostels, which provide very good services to tourists, especially those who are traveling with families and are looking for budget places of accommodation. Beds and breakfast are the state of the art here in the hostels in Louisiana, USA, and the rooms and dorms are hygienic. Ensure that you make advance bookings to get the room of your choice.

expert for Louisiana hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Louisiana hostels Joy Barboza

Travel Tips for Louisiana - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Louisiana. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Louisiana. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

FAQ on Hostels in Louisiana

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as, and While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in Louisiana?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in Louisiana here on Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.


Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Louisiana safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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